1. Rösti

    Rösti
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    On August 28, 2017, Nintendo Co., Ltd. filed in the US via the United States Patent and Trademark Office a patent application for an INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, EXTENDED INPUT SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD. This patent concerns extended input devices for use with Nintendo Switch. Examples are Donkey Konga drums and a keyboard. Inventor is Hitoshi Yamazaki who has seventeen other patents with Nintendo (some together with Shigeru Miyamoto). Below is abstract, selected excerpts and of course drawings.

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    DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF NON-LIMITING EXAMPLE EMBODIMENTS

    Source: Search application number 15/687771 at http://appft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/search-bool.html

    As always, a patent is not proof of a future product or service.
     
  2. Toni Codrea

    Toni Codrea
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    Wait, is that keyboard Labo?
     
  3. JimJamJones

    JimJamJones
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    Bring back Donkey Konga!
     
  4. The return of the bongos would be great. I need me a sequel to the greatest DK game ever made: Jungle Beat.
     
  5. Frankish

    Frankish
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    We finally know Retro's new game.
     
  6. mclem

    mclem
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    Dammit, for a minute I thought it was talking a Bemani keyboard.
     
  7. Zalman

    Zalman
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  8. Gonzalez

    Gonzalez
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    I hope nobody plays Donky Konga on the train.
     
  9. Burdmayn

    Burdmayn
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    Donkey Konga remaster confirmed for today's Direct!
     
  10. Skies

    Skies
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    GCN VC confirmed?
     
  11. RobotVM

    RobotVM
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    message function on the Switch finally? Maybe something they are adding to the online service.
     
  12. Kouichi

    Kouichi
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    Aw yiss. I still have my drums and they work perfectly fine.

    Bring on Jungle Beat 2!
     
  13. Serenitynow

    Serenitynow
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    Are they using the bongos to play Diddy Kong Racing?
     
  14. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud
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    Holy shit Donkey Konga 2 is coming. Kimishima stated over and over about peripherals and attachments coming to Switch.
     
  15. Oh fuck.

    Open-world Donkey Konga by Retro.
     
  16. AtomicShroom

    AtomicShroom
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    Well finally we know what Retro have been up to for the past 4 years!
     
  17. Camjo-Z

    Camjo-Z
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    They all laughed at me for keeping 3 sets of DK Bongos stacked next to my TV for 14 years... WELL WHO'S LAUGHING NOW???
     
  18. javac

    javac
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    "GameCube around £79.99" so sad.
     
  19. theanderson64

    theanderson64
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    I just unpacked my Kongas! This is good news!
     
  20. AtomicShroom

    AtomicShroom
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    With deep, feature-lenght lore and storytelling.
     
  21. Cow Mengde

    Cow Mengde
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    Retro's new project, baby!
     
  22. K Samedi

    K Samedi
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    So you can attach the joy cons to the keyboard? That would be cool.
     
  23. skittzo0413

    skittzo0413
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    Hmmm figures 9-10 suggest the keyboard will just basically be a shell for the IR sensor on the joycon to read input from, a lot like the Labo piano. That's really clever.
     
  24. Keyboard idea that you can't use at the same time as the right joy con sounds rather silly unless the idea would be to make it out of cardboard.
     
  25. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud
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    Wait...is this Donkey Kong Racing???

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  26. mclem

    mclem
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    DK Barrel Blast

    It would be Konga 4, in fact. Although 3 was JP-only.
     
  27. Seik

    Seik
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    LOL

    The mental picture this gave me, haha!
     
  28. meppi64

    meppi64
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    Donkey Kong Jungle Beat 2 with DKJB1HD please!
     
  29. sinonobu

    sinonobu
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    Man Retro's new game is looking hot.

    Open world, non-linear Donkey Konga!
     
  30. FairyEmpire

    FairyEmpire
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    Expand Konga
     
  31. OVERWATCH WITH KEYBOARD SUPPORT
     
  32. Dark Ninja

    Dark Ninja
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    Oh fuck Jungle Beat 2 plz!!
     
  33. Ailyo

    Ailyo
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    The sequel to Donkey Kong Barrel Blast we've all been waiting for?
     
  34. Bring on Jungle Beat 2. I still have my drums.
     
  35. phanphare

    phanphare
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    I hope this is Retro's game

    Fucking Donkey Kong Pt. 2: Konga Dongaloo
     
  36. Batatina

    Batatina
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    I wouldn't mind seeing the return of a Guitar Hero style game - perhaps with a story - and this reminds me of that. I'm playing Night in the Woods and I like having those rhythm sections mixed with a story.
     
  37. skittzo0413

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    Can't you already connect an actual keyboard though? This would just be an additional solution if you don't have an extra keyboard lying around or don't want to buy one. Probably either cardboard or very cheap, yeah.
     
  38. RailWays

    RailWays
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    Gamecube VC with Konga games?
     
  39. Eolz

    Eolz
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    Donkey Jungle Beat GC was so fucking good (unlike the Wii version).
    Same for Donkey Konga obviously.
     
  40. Meelow

    Meelow
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    Retro's game is going to be hype!

    Breath of the Banana baby!!!
     
  41. Need me some Jungle beat HD
     
  42. Time for the long-delayed localization of Donkey Konga 3!

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  43. Same.

    Plz Nintendo!!!
     
  44. Chaz

    Chaz
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    Hmmmm, is this Retro though?
     
  45. Jawmuncher

    Jawmuncher
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    I'm Ready
     
  46. HockeyBird

    HockeyBird
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    Keyboard? Phantasy Star Online Episodes I and II confirmed to Switch!
     
  47. yuoke

    yuoke
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    Finally a sequel we all wanted
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  48. Zalman

    Zalman
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    For a lot of people, this is a Shrek meme song. To me it will always be a Donkey Konga song.
     
  49. Abu

    Abu
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    Donkey Konga is back baby


     
  50. azeke

    azeke
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    Give me the sequel to Koizumi's best game: DK Jungle Beat.

    Uninterrupted comboing throughout entire level, Punch Out bosses and pain the palms...